Manager, Western States & Firearm Policy

Keely Hopkins


Keely joined CSF in March of 2021 and serves as the Manager of Western States and Firearm Policy. Based out in the Northwest, Keely works closely with the state legislative and gubernatorial sportsmen’s caucus members in Hawaii, and  Oregon.

Keely is a licensed attorney in Oregon and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Willamette University College of Law, with a focus in Government and Lawmaking. During law school, Keely performed upper-level research and writing on the effects of managing wildlife through ballot initiatives in the Pacific States. Prior to law school, Keely completed her Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Eastern Oregon University. Before joining CSF, Keely served as the State Director for the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), where she directed all legislative and political activities in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. While at NRA, she also served as a Grassroots Field Coordinator, leading mobilization efforts in support of legislative activities and ballot initiative campaigns in Nevada, Oregon and Washington, and served as a Campaign Field Representative in Washington state. Currently, Keely serves as the Vice Chair of the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition and is on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Sportsmen’s Conservation Partnership and Oregon Sportsmen’s Caucus Foundation.

Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, Keely enjoys all things outdoors, including fishing and big game hunting.

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Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and shooters have long played a vital role...

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Sep 06 2022 California Firearm and Ammunition Tax Bill Fails As Legislative Session Adjourns

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Manager, Pacific States & Firearm PolicyWhy It Matters: California’s law-abiding hunters...

Aug 22 2022 California Firearm and Ammunition Tax Bill Once Again Poised for a Floor Vote

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Manager Pacific States and Firearm PolicyWhy It Matters: California’s law-abiding hunters...

Jul 05 2022 Caucus Co-Chair Senator Dodd Advancing Youth Hunting License Bill in California

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Manager, Pacific States & Firearm PolicyWhy It Matters: California’s hunting and...

May 31 2022 CSF Submits Comments on New Initiative to End Hunting, Fishing and Trapping in Oregon

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Manager, Pacific States and Firearm PolicyWhy It Matters: Oregon’s hunters, anglers,...

May 16 2022 Firearm and Ammunition Tax Bill Resurfaces in the California Legislature

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Manager, Pacific RegionWhy It Matters: California’s law-abiding hunters and recreational shooters...

May 02 2022 California Commission Unanimously Votes to Reject HSUS Petition to Ban Bear Hunting

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Manager, Pacific Region Why it matters: Hunting bears is a part of...

Mar 21 2022 ACTION NEEDED: Hearing to Close 43 Million Acres In Alaska to Non-Local Hunters Scheduled for March 21

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Manager Pacific RegionWhy it Matters: Closing state-regulated hunting of healthy wildlife...

Mar 07 2022 Alaska Legislative Outdoor Heritage Caucus Announces New Leadership, Convenes with CSF in Anchorage

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Feb 14 2022 California’s Bear Hunting Season in the Crosshairs as Animal Rights Activists Continue to Target Predator Management in the West

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Jan 28 2022 California Firearm and Ammunition Tax Bill Could Receive a Floor Vote on Monday

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Pacific States Assistant Manager Why it matters: California’s law-abiding hunters and shooters...

Jan 24 2022 2022 Spring Bear Hunt is Back on the Table after WA Commission Passes CSF-Signed Petition

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Pacific States Assistant ManagerWhy It Matters: Since 1999, Washington state has...

Nov 08 2021 Coyote Calling Contest Ban Rejected by Nevada Commissioners

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Pacific States Assistant ManagerHighlightsWhy it Matters:  In recent years, hunting and...

Oct 10 2021 California’s “Free Hunting Days” Legislation Signed into Law

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Assistant Manager, Pacific States HighlightsWhy it Matters: California’s hunting and fishing...

Sep 13 2021 California Legislative Session Adjournment Marks the Defeat of Anti-Sportsmen Tax Bill

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Pacific States Assistant ManagerHighlightsWhy it Matters: California’s law-abiding hunters and recreational...

Jun 28 2021 Attorney General Modifies Ballot Language in Response to CSF’s Comments on Oregon’s Initiative Petition 13

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Assistant Manager, Pacific StatesHighlightsWhy It Matters: Oregon’s hunters, anglers, and trappers...

Jun 21 2021 California Firearm Tax Bill Fails on Assembly Floor; Revived by Procedural Maneuvers

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Assistant Manager, Pacific StatesHighlightsWhy it matters: California’s law-abiding hunters and shooters...

Jun 07 2021 Animal Rights Activists Seek End to Hunting and Fishing in Oregon, CSF Responds

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Assistant Manager, Pacific StatesHighlightsWhy It Matters: Oregon’s hunters, anglers, and trappers...

May 24 2021 California Firearm and Ammunition Tax Bill Headed to Assembly Floor

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Assistant Manager, Pacific StatesHighlightsWhy it matters: California’s law-abiding hunters and shooters...

May 10 2021 Caucus Co-Chairs Sponsor Combination Hunting and Fishing License Bill in California

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Pacific States Assistant ManagerHighlightsWhy It Matters: California’s hunting and fishing license...

Apr 12 2021 California Tax Bill Takes Aim at Recreational Shooters and Hunters

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Pacific States Assistant ManagerHighlightsWhy it matters: California’s law-abiding hunters and shooters...

Apr 05 2021 Coyote Calling Contests in the Crosshairs in Nevada

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Pacific States Assistant ManagerHighlightsWhy It Matters: In recent years, hunting and fishing...

Mar 29 2021 All Bark No Bite: Nevada Commission Denies Petition to Ban Hunting Bears with Dogs

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Pacific States Assistant ManagerHighlightsWhy it Matters: Hunting with dogs has emerged...

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